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Supreme Court Denies Additional Narcotic Pain Meds for Injured Worker

  • State: West Virginia
  • Topic: SOUTH
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A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker was not entitled to additional narcotic pa…

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Jacob Rosenberg Feb 27, 2020 a 7:02 am PST

what is amazing is that Dr. King hasn't changed his practice on 20 years. it's understandable why he started opiates in 1999, but given new information including his own experience, Dr. King should've been weaning Mr. Blankenship.

That is especially true given the other physicians' opinions.
Eventually the West Virginia medical board will have to investigate him

Jacob Rosenberg Feb 27, 2020 a 7:02 am PST

what is amazing is that Dr. King hasn't changed his practice on 20 years. it's understandable why he started opiates in 1999, but given new information including his own experience, Dr. King should've been weaning Mr. Blankenship.

That is especially true given the other physicians' opinions.
Eventually the West Virginia medical board will have to investigate him

Dr Feb 27, 2020 a 11:02 pm PST

Recommend that the parties to this dispute take at "Opioid Prescribing and Panic," WorkCompCentral, columns section,15 August 2017.

Robert L. Weinmann, MD, Editor (www.politicsofhealthcare.com)

Dr. Robert Weinmann Feb 28, 2020 a 9:02 am PST

OOoops! My memo was intended to say "take a look at" the referenced piece on opioid prescribing - robert L. weinmann, MD, Editor, www.politicsofhealthcare.com

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